A Thai footballer has been sacked by his club after launching an astonishing Muay Thai-style attack on an opponent.
Bangkok FC terminated the contract of Aitsaret Noichaiboon after he assaulted North Bangkok University FC’s Supasan Ruangsuphanimit during a third-tier match in Thailand on Sunday.
After being clipped on the leg by Ruangsuphanimit in the closing stages of the game, Noichaiboon reacted angrily and slammed his elbow into his opponent’s face.
Noichaiboon was immediately sent off by the referee, as players from the opposing side attempted to confront him.
Ruangsuphanimit was taken to hospital after the attack and required 24 stitches to treat a wound on his face.
Bangkok FC released a statement after the match confirming Noichaiboon had been sacked by the club.
“Bangkok FC would like to [take a] stand and not support the action,” the statement read.
Bangkok FC’s Aitsaret Noichaiboon sacked immediately after their match for this pic.twitter.com/qUMA9yzKDZ— James Dart (@James_Dart) March 13, 2022
“The club has cancelled the contract of the player.
“The club would like to express our condolences for the incident and will do everything possible to stop this happening again.”
North Bangkok University FC also released a statement after the game, providing an update on Ruangsuphanimit’s condition.
“[He] has undergone a physical examination at Bangpakok-Rangsit 2 Hospital after player No 6 of the Bangkok FC club intentionally attacked his face,” the statement read.
“After seeing a doctor [they] found that the upper lip area has a severe wound. The doctor therefore sewed a total of 24 stitches to cover the wound.
“The club will provide care and responsibility.”
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